Do you get paid if you go on a TV talk show?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by agkm800, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. agkm800
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    macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    You're just an ordinary citizen and let's say you happen to witness some event that made a huge news. So, you go on nationwide morning TV shows for interviews. Do you get paid for that? If yes, do you know how much usually?
  2. thegoldenmackid
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    macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Depends. Most of that money would be made from book deals. Depends on the event and the show, usually your expenses will be paid for and then some small stipend. The way to make money from speaking is to become a speaker, for example, Fareed Zakaria (I dislike Wikipedia, but it seemed good for this use) charges around $75,000-$85,000 per engagement.
  3. MacNut
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    macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    I think you have to be in the guild to get paid, and usually it is $600 per appearance.

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